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Arthur F. Gelb, MD

Title: 1) Pulmonologist; 2) Clinical Professor of Medicine; 3) Pulmonologist
Company: 1) Arthur F. Gelb Medical Corporation; 2) Geffen School of Medicine at the UCLA Medical Center; 3) Lakewood Regional Medical Center
Location: Lakewood, California, United States

Arthur F. Gelb, MD, a pulmonologist at the Lakewood Regional Medical Center and a clinical professor of medicine at the UCLA Medical Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of healthcare.

With nearly five decades of experience to his credit in the field of pulmonology, Dr. Gelb has distinguished himself in various roles throughout the field – in addition to his work in private practice, he serves as a pulmonologist at the Lakewood Regional Medical Center, and as a clinical professor of medicine on behalf of the Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center. Throughout the course of his career, he is most proud to have helped patients regardless of their ability to pay, and of his efforts in uncovering the mechanisms that underlay various respiratory diseases. In this capacity, Dr. Gelb has gratefully seized the opportunity to work with various leaders in his profession, including Robert J. McKenna, MD, and Arlette Colchen, MD. 

Well-regarded for his accomplishments, Dr. Gelb sat as a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology between 2016 and 2021, and previously served as a reviewer for such publications as the Annals of Internal Medicine, Pediatric Pulmonology, the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, and the Journal of Applied Physiology. Likewise, he has contributed to the writing of over 100 articles on the field of pulmonary diseases. As a further commitment to his field, he served as an American delegate to the European Respiratory Society from 2012 to 2015, and has been a member of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Chest Physicians and the European Respiratory Society, with additional fellowships in the American Thoracic Society and the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. 

Dr. Gelb first studied chemistry at Vanderbilt University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1963. Following this accomplishment, he received a Doctor of Medicine from St. Louis University in 1967. Dr. Gelb went on to pursue a residency in medicine at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center and Kings County Hospital Center, where he rose to become the chief resident of pulmonary diseases between 1967 and 1970. He subsequently undertook a National Institutes of Health-supported pulmonary fellowship at the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of California San Francisco in 1970. 

Dr. Gelb became involved in his profession out of a longstanding fascination with medical science, as well as a sincerely held desire to help others. In accounting for his subsequent success, he largely credits his commitment to hard work. Looking toward the future, he aspires to continue availing himself on behalf of patients.

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